Southcoast Health and Townsquare Media team up to present second annual Radiothon fundraiser to benefit pediatric care

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Southcoast Health and Townsquare Media (Fun 107 and WBSM) are proud to announce that the second annual Townsquare Media and Southcoast Health Radiothon will take place at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford on Friday, March 20, from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will help raise funds to support Southcoast Health’s regional pediatric program.

“One of the core reasons Fun 107 and WBSM exist is to serve our South Coast community … our fellow neighbors. What better way than to make sure our children have access to world class healthcare close to home? Every penny of our Radiothon will be spent providing healthcare to kids. Our advertisers and listeners love supporting the Radiothon because all of the money they donate benefits people right here on the South Coast,” said Michael Rock, Operations Manager for Townsquare Media New Bedford.

Broadcast live by Fun 107 and WBSM, the Townsquare Media and Southcoast Health Radiothon will feature compelling stories from Southcoast patients, parents, doctors, nurses and staff, as well as guest commentary from community leaders and business owners. Generous sponsors, physicians and local celebrities will be answering the phones during the Radiothon – many of whom have already pledged their support to this effort.

“We are excited to partner once again with our friends at Fun107 and WBSM to broadcast the Radiothon to our communities,” said Jack Dresser, Senior Vice President for Philanthropy and Volunteer Services at Southcoast Health. “The generous support of the listeners will help us do so much more to improve the lives of children who come to our hospitals and clinics for care. We are grateful for each and every donation we receive through this Radiothon.”

The Radiothon’s goal is to raise funds to support Southcoast’s regional pediatric services. All monies raised stay in the community from which it came, helping to create a long-term healthcare structure that will benefit the children of the region for many years to come.

Southcoast, in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital, provides pediatric care to children and families across the South Coast region. The pediatric program includes the kid-focused emergency room and inpatient hospital care at St. Luke’s, and consultation provided for pediatric patients at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

For more information or to make an online gift to the Townsquare Media and Southcoast Health Radiothon, please visit www.southcoast.org/kids. Donations can also be made by calling 508-973-1111.